Authorities collected nearly 100 firearms including an AR-15 assault rifle at a gun buyback on Staten Island.
Gun buyback events held in Middlesex County, N.J. last weekend netted more than 1,800 weapons, state officials announced Wednesday.
People lined up an hour ahead of time Saturday at a gun buyback event in Uniondale, Long Island.
On the heels of at least four shootings this weekend, 10 gun buyback programs will take place over 12 months in all five boroughs of New York City.
A two-day gun buyback program staged in Union and Hudson Counties last weekend netted about 1,600 firearms.
Among the guns taken off the streets and turned in were 17 revolvers, eight semi-automatics and a rifle.
The most recent gun buyback was held in Passaic County last weekend, where 853 weapons were collected.
A total of 1,307 guns were collected this weekend at a gun buyback event in Bergen County, N.J.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office joined local police departments for a gun buyback at several churches throughout the county this weekend.
The NYPD has launched what commissioner Ray Kelly has called a gun buyback program with a twist. Over the weekend, a buyback held at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn took in 115 weapons that are no longer on the streets.
A gun buyback in Brooklyn sponsored by the NYPD held on Saturday netted 115 weapons, including an assault rifle.
Suffolk County was set to hold a gun buyback Saturday afternoon, and officials urged those in possession of illegal firearms to bring them in.
That brings the total number of guns collected to 7,000 since December.
The buyback, which began on Saturday, has already netted 40 handguns, 38 long guns and an AK-47, according to police.
Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced Tuesday that the state spent $242,225 in criminal forfeiture funds to buy back firearms.